Borussia Dortmund Star Erling Haaland Wins 2020 Golden Boy Award

Haaland's father, Erling, who was also a professional footballer (among others, played for Manchester City), gave an interview to the German channel Sport1 in which he talked about the future of Borussia Dortmund's fashionable scorer.

The Golden Boy award was introduced by the Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport in 2003 and is awarded to players adjudged to have been the best in a calendar year, with the requirements being that the player must be aged 21 years or under and playing first-team football in a European club.

Haaland is only 20 years old, but already earned a €20m transfer from RB Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund in January.

The Norwegian has been linked with several big clubs across Europe as the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United are interested in signing the 20-year-old. Haaland scored an unbelievable 44 goals in only 40 games last season, across all competitions and all clubs.

Erling Haaland's father Alf-Inge Haaland had insisted his son is not thinking about a transfer, despite continued links to Manchester United. We signed a long contract with Dortmund and BVB has a fantastic team for Erling at the moment.

Asked if the close season could bring about a move, he added: "You never know what will happen". We don't want to look any further ahead.

"That's his goal. Erling can still achieve much in Germany and make great progresses". Moving overseas is not a priority for us.

Haaland was the runaway victor with 302 points and leaves fans with a feeling of what could have been had he chosen to join United.

Haaland father: Sometimes I think he wants and can assert himself in all leagues.

The big question is whether a move away from Dortmund makes any sense for Haaland, who seems perfectly happy where he is at this moment in time.

"He just wants to be a better player and doesn't look too far ahead".



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